Ligue 1 news

Leonardo banned for nine months

May 31, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has been handed a nine-month ban and the Ligue 1 champions given a suspended three-point deduction after the Brazilian was found to have barged into a referee.

After a hearing of the French Football League's Disciplinary Commission in Paris on Thursday evening, Leonardo, 43, was found guilty of shoulder-charging referee Alexandre Castro shortly after the final whistle of PSG's 1-1 draw at home to Valenciennes on May 5.

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